Tuesday, July 22, 2014

David RosenboomBiodeedback and the Arts: Results of Early Experiments, published by the Aesthetic Research Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1976

Diagrams from the first book on biofeedback music.
Cover designed by Jacqueline Humbert.

Monday, July 21, 2014

BIOMETactus Tempus (7:00 excerpt), composed in 1969 by Frank McCarty,
live on KPFA, Berkeley, CA, 1973 [source]

Allen Strange, EMS Synthi A
Pat Strange, EMS Synthi A
Frank McCarty, EMS Synthi A
Boots McCarty, EMS Synthi A
Patrick Clancy, EMS Synthi A
Steve Ruppenthal, EMS Synthi A

BIOME was a US live electronic music collective founded by Allen Strange in California in 1967. Strange studied with Harry Partch, Kenneth Gaburo, Pauline Oliveros and John Chowning. BIOME toured in the US and Europe between 1970 and 1974, occasionally accompanying screenings of Steve Whealton’s experimental films. In 1976, Strange founded another group, the Electric Weasel Ensemble in conjunction with Donald Buchla, as the band only played Buchla synthesizers.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bruce BaillieMass for the Dakota Sioux (excerpt from a 24mn film), San Francisco, 1964 [info]

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Kishino Yuichi aka La Veuve Moustachue, flyer, 2004

Kishino Yuichi aka La Veuve Moustachue, flyer, 2004

Scarlatti Goes Electro – Third Album [三枚目のアルバムを試聴],
LP published by Out One Disc, Tokyo, Japan, May 2014

There can’t be a better time than hot Summer days to indulge into a Jean-Jacques Perrey revival by the French duo of Antoine Souchav and Michel Bananes Jr, from Bordeaux, aka Scarlatti Goes Electro. Based on actual keyboard sonatas by Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), the duo’s 3rd album collects incredible interpretations of the Maestro’s music for electronic instruments and harpsichord, helped by devilish arrangements from Japanese producer Kishino Yuichi, aka The Mustached Widow, also Out One Disc label owner. Expect highly intoxicating doses of Moog Little Phatty, Korg Mini 700, Clavinet Hohner D6 as well as clarinet and theremin – neat solo on the super-groovy track #9 Sonata K. 456, allegro.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baudouin OosterlynckVariations du Silence (1990-1991), book of 32 graphic scores, limited to 35 copies, published by Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels, Belgium, 1992 [source]

« Ces 32 partitions-dessins sont le fruit de dix trajets en Europe (15 000 km) en train, à pied et à bicyclette à la recherche de sites et de lieux où il y a encore du silence… de beaux silences. Non pas un silence scientifique ou mystique, ni encore un silence éternel, mais un moment musical où le silence mis à nu par ses oreilles, m’aime ». B.O.

Baudouin OosterlynckSur le Silence, exhibition @ Air-City Sonic#10, Mons, Belgum 2012.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spread pages from Sub Jam magazine [PDF], Beijing, China, 2010

撒把芥末 UCCA 音乐会

Some flyers [from this PDF on this page] for the Sub Jam monthly concerts series at UCCA art gallery in Beijing organized by Yan Jun in 2010. Featured artists included FM3, Zhang Jian, Wu Na, Vavabond, Li Jianhong, William Basinski, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Stephen Roach, ao.
Read an interview with Yan Jun pondering the UCCA experience
Visit the official UCCA web presence
Monday, July 14, 2014
Audrey Chen/Phil Minton duo – poster for Miji concert #9, Beijing, China, June 21, 2012 [watch]

Audrey Chen/Phil Minton duo – poster for Miji concert #9,
Beijing, China, June 21, 2012 [watch]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MartiensGoHomeAbscons Depuis 1996, USB key, published by Kalinka-Vichy, Belgium, 2009

MartiensGoHomeEn Atlanta (51:00)
Podcast on Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hosted on Discrepant

Belgian sound collective Martiensgohome (various membership around  Benoît Deuxant and Roland Wouters) emerged from an independent radio live show in Brussels and developed into a weekly experimental podcast as well as live performances and collaborations. This episode, titled In Atlanta, is based on a communication (in French) from an Atlantis representative to the humans of planet Earth and incorporates esoteric jargon, pseudo-science and Scientology brainwashing techniques on a background of ambient music. Remarkably insidious voice from unknown female speaker.

Martiensgohome on Archive.org & BandCamp 

[picture from Vision Afar]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paul A.R. TimmermansParameterspel excerpt, Belgium, 1983

Excerpt from Timmermans’ unique, self-released LP.
Artist’s web presence: http://users.skynet.be/P-ART

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Idealstate Recordings Brushstrokes: After Ellsworth Kelly (13:46)
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2014

Finn Loxbo, archtop electric
Lee Noyes, feedback

Electroacoustic improvised music inspired by a combined collage by Ellsworth Kelly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paul Etienne LincolnSinfonia Torinese, sound installation in Torino, Italy, Christine Burgin Gallery (NY), 2004

The installation included a complex arrangement of bird recordings, Racca piano melodico (like this one), stuffed Italian birds, electronic sensors, alcohol distillation, etc.